#Health

AI can help spot when correlation does mean causation

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New Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech has been developed that can merge overlapping and incomplete medical datasets to determine which variables are causative. How artificial intelligence tackles establishing causation from correlation The technique, developed by Babylon Health, could breathe new life into old or incomplete datasets after proving its...

What neuroscientists are learning about our brains in space by launching themselves into zero gravity flight

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More than 500 people have travelled into space to date and, while we know a little about how life without gravity affects our physical health, we know almost nothing about how it affects our minds. So, my colleagues and I have been launching ourselves, rigs of equipment and...

Lego Braille bricks help visually impaired children learn

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Lego has revealed its newest line of building blocks - however, these are a bit a different. The new Braille-based design aims to help visually impaired children learn the language. Your browser does not support the video tag. Lego revealed the new line at the Sustainable Brands Conference...

AI to help arthritis patients manage their flare-ups

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A partnership between UK health company Living With, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), and the University of Bath has nabbed a major grant to develop a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Profiler. Innovate UK is funding the project which should allow rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to...

New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

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Engineers from Dartmouth College are pioneering a new way to make back surgery faster, cheaper and safer. Engineers from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have developed a new real-time 3D tracking system designed to guide surgeons as they operate. While...

MIT spinout PlenOptika aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

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Getting a glasses prescription is often difficult in developing countries. However, engineers at PlenOptika - an MIT spinout - aim to help with a new device that can create an estimated prescriptions in 10 seconds Often taken for granted, vision impairment is a major global issue; with more...